Welcome to the School of Health and Life Sciences

The School of Health and Life Sciences, one of three academic schools in GCU, brings together the departments of Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Nursing and Community Health; Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Physiotherapy and Paramedicine; Podiatry and Radiography; Psychology; Social Work; and Vision Sciences.

Working in partnership with our staff, students and external stakeholders, the School of Health and Life Sciences has created a unifying vision designed to meet the 2030 University Strategy, embedding excellence, engagement and energy into every aspect of school life. 


If you have the talent, ability and drive to study, we want to help you succeed. Find out about our scholarships and bursaries.

Professional Development

Join our one-day course and get up-to-date with advances in the Prescription and Design of Custom Functional Foot Orthoses

Research Excellence

Researchers aim to prevent falls for people with vision impairments. Find out about our research in Healthy Ageing.

Doctoral study

We are currently accepting applications for our PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes from highly qualified individuals across our research disciplines.